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As the novel unfolds, we learn of a people's revolt against the Communist leadership of North Korea. The South Koreans, already in possession of their first nuclear weapons after the failed kamikaze run of a North Korean pilot, take advantage of the weakness and destroy key tactical sites in the North, forcing a stunning surrender of the Communist leadership and the reunification of Korea. Now in possession of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, the once fractious Korean peninsula poses a serious threat to China, and the world seems poised for World War III. Enter USAF brigadier general Patrick McLanahan. As head of a new B-1B Lancer tactical strike unit based in Nevada, McLanahan and his men target and destroy enemy missiles. With their Top Gun dramatics, the Lancer unit seems the only safety between stability and global annihilation as Korea and China face off.
While all this seems a bit too fantastic and fast-paced at times, Brown's battle dialogue maintains a narrative intensity that keeps it all fun. He does seem to underestimate the impact (pun intended) of using nuclear weapons in warfare, though; the book is premised on a history that involves the Chinese having used them in strikes on Taiwan, and this new tale treats the subject with somewhat less gravity than might be imagined. That said, one can't help but return to those opening newspaper clips from time to time and wonder if the seeds of Brown's world are indeed contained in the ominous tea leaves of current events. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was inspiring and I loved the ending. The factual description of air battles was aspiring for the readers. I would definitely record this read.Published 1 month ago by quizkid60
True to Brown's style, I think he delivers again on his formula that works quite well. This, in my opinion, is just anotherccllllllPublished 1 month ago by Peter Worcester
Not one of dale's best plot or story line. Too slow to develop the main plotPublished 1 month ago by stoney
Great read. I have loved all Dale Brown 's books. Great research coupled with lots of action. I recommend it to anyone loves military readsPublished 2 months ago by bagman
Dale Brown weaves the current headlines into the most interesting and plausible scenarios and his true life experience adds a sense of realism that no other author can match. Read morePublished 2 months ago by david k miller
I loved this book. Dale Brown is a master at the techno-thriller military genre. This scenario of a potential war between North and South Korea is a bit far-fetched in the area... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Fan
Good fast paced book. Hard to put down. Re reading some old books. Some r hard to put down. Off we go......Published 3 months ago by John D Day